Yotta Energy will use $1.23 million California grant to install solar + storage in low-income community

Panel-level battery manufacturer Yotta Energy has received a $1.23 million grant from the California Energy Commission (CEC) to develop a solar and storage system to address energy inequality in lower-income areas. The project includes battery backup for an 11-story multi-family residential complex in Santa Ana, California. In addition to economic benefits, the project will also explore reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, environmental improvements and implications for the existing power grid by adding solar energy + storage in a low-income community.

“Our state has long been committed to the introduction and integration of renewable energy, but as lower-income areas have lagged behind adoption due to a lack of resources, these communities have faced increased levels of air pollution,” said CEC President David Hochschild. . to work with Yotta Energy on this project to demonstrate the viability of these installations and how we can replicate similar types statewide.”

Yotta will partner with Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and solar developer Promise Energy. Through replication and scaling, Yotta hopes to expand its solutions to other similar locations across the country, with sustainable initiatives to make solar energy storage and use more accessible.

“This is an important step for the city of Santa Ana as the state seeks to adopt and implement greener technologies in its buildings,” said Omeed Badkoobeh, CEO of Yotta Energy. “Not only will this project lead to a cleaner and healthier local environment, but it will also open the door for economic prosperity and growth in Santa Ana. As we expect to continue to grow and deploy our solution in rural communities, we look forward to ensuring everyone has access to a reliable energy supply.”

The project is expected to start in August 2022. Prior to installing the solar and storage system, Yotta will also collect data at the SolarTAC facility in Colorado, a major testing facility for solar technologies.

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